Pulte Does Politics: Don't quit your day job
Pulte Does Politics is written by Lauren Pulte.
Between the Baldwin brothers’ acting careers, reality TV appearances, and mostly negative media attention, you would think that they had already exceeded their 15 minutes of fame. But it seems that one Baldwin might have another trick up his sleeve.
Last week, Stephen Baldwin of “I’m a Celebrity Get me out of Here” “fame” announced that his older, more famous brother, Alec Baldwin, has been seriously contemplating running for political office, specifically against Connecticut Senator Joe Lieberman.
Earlier this summer, the outspoken democrat was quoted in “Playboy” magazine saying that he has been considering politics for years, and feels that there is “no use” for Lieberman in the Senate. When asked what qualified him for political office, the “30 Rock” star simply stated, “finances”.
The rumor mill continued to churn over the weekend, as Senator Lieberman challenged Baldwin on CNN’s “State of the Union” Sunday, telling him to “make my day” with his Senate challenge.
The Baldwin clan was eager to fuel the political flames as well. This weekend, Stephen Baldwin appeared on The Washington Times’ radio show, “America’s Morning News,” saying “I think Alec has some very interesting ideas that he would like to share with folks. And the best way to do that is to hold political office.”
Here are a few of Alec’s great ideas, which he perspicaciously decided to leave on a voicemail. So intelligent, that one:
Fortunately, a spokesman for Alec Baldwin finally put the rumors to rest, stating that the actor has no plans to challenge Senator Lieberman in 2012. He says Baldwin doesn’t want to see Lieberman leave office because there are so few moderates in the Senate. However the spokesperson for Baldwin did not deny that the actor could potentially run for office in the future. Oh goody.